Obituary from Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel
Jan 7, 2023
Marilyn Medwin, age 95, of Skillman and formerly of Princeton, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2023. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, as well as a trailblazing engineer.
Born in New York City, Marilyn studied mechanical engineering at City College of New York and became a founding member of the Society of Women Engineers, which now has over 40,000 members. Throughout her career, she held various engineering positions in the New York and New Jersey area and was skilled at solving geometric problems, which allowed her to manually design complex, multilevel integrated circuit chips. As technology evolved, Marilyn adapted to using computer-aided design software to continue her work in chip design.
At a mechanical drafting class at City College, Marilyn met her future husband, Albert Medwin. They were married in 1947 after Albert returned from serving in World War II. In 1957, they moved to Whippany, New Jersey, where they raised their sons, Lawrence and Steven. Every summer, Marilyn and Albert took their sailboat and the family to Lake George, New York, to camp on the islands.
In addition to her work as an engineer, Marilyn was also creative and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and building models. After Albert built a greenhouse, Marilyn spent many hours planting orchids and other flowers. The couple were members of The Jewish Center of Princeton and actively involved with Recording for the Blind for many years. They were also members of the Princeton Macintosh User Group and Marilyn often volunteered to read stories to children at her neighborhood school.
Marilyn is survived by her two sons, Steven (Rabbi Michele) Medwin and Lawrence (Ellie Hertzberg) Medwin, four grandchildren, Dan Medwin, Allison Steele, Rachel Witriol, and Sam Medwin, and five great-grandchildren, Zimra, Gavi, Teddy, Jasmine, and Julian. She is predeceased by her sister, Selma Hechtlinger. Marilyn will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Private Funeral services and burial were held at Princeton Cemetery, in Princeton, New Jersey. Memorial contributions may be made to Springpoint Foundation (on-line at https://springpointsl.org/foundation/donate/ or by mail to Springpoint Foundation, 4814 Outlook Drive, Suite 201, Wall Twp., NJ 07753)
Funeral arrangements are by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel.